Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres

One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Use our San Antonio de los Cobres trip maker tool to visit Viaducto de la polvorilla on your trip to San Antonio de los Cobres, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Saw it from below in a tour with guide, is impressive as is built and which also support the train, part of the beautiful views of the area, these constructions according to the Guide were manufactured by the same person of the Paris Tower
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  • ... dream come true. Come to this site and take this picture was awesome. Access to bike or car takes 40 minutes from the city centre.
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  • One of the most impressive works of 20th century engineering. The highlight of the train of the clouds, this dream come true by the engineer Mauri, which started to build up is megaobra back in 1920 in Campo Quijano. Don't forget to make train travel, is magical.
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  • Viaduc really impresive! The way up is awesome!
  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • Excellent place
  • This admirable work of engineering was made to peak and shovel 100 years, never ceases to amaze us and moved us so much passion, effort and talent. Is the third time that visited it, the first train departing from the city of Salta, the second route 51, which was almost all gravel and is last time pleasantly surprised because its modern layout is being completely paved.
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  • It is worth suffering a little height to appreciate the awesomeness that is the train to the clouds. A very well organized trip.
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